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How can I get clear, not cloudy, ice frozen in a mold ?

blue room Dec 22, 2011 03:32 PM

I want to make this
but several starts later I'm still getting cloudy ice -- is there a way to keep the ice clear?

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    acgold7 Dec 22, 2011 03:44 PM

    You need to boil the water twice, letting it cool each time. CI did an experiment with this and that was their conclusion. Using distilled water also helps.

    1. Cherylptw Dec 22, 2011 04:26 PM

      Agree with the distilled or purified water.

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        Isolda Dec 22, 2011 04:28 PM

        I always use distilled water purchased from the supermarket for ice rings, etc. It always freezes clear.

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          phantomdoc Dec 22, 2011 04:37 PM

          Boiling removes dissolved gasses. Filter removes dissolved solids.

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            acgold7 Dec 22, 2011 05:59 PM

            Exactly right. You need to get rid of both.

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